In Oslo’s vibrant downtown district, Kvadraturen, visitors will never be at a loss for entertainment. The area is pedestrian-friendly and full of surprises, historical landmarks and museums just to mention a few of its pulls. On top of all this, the area is brimming over with some of the most fantastic restaurants in the city.
Based on the sweet and delectable flavors of a French patisserie, Pascal Tollbugata is an affordable yet comfortable restaurant. The menu offers select dishes that are lightly filling, including a variety of delicate salads that delight the senses as well as the stomach. It’s a favorite place for the most mouth-watering cakes in all of Norway, and visitors will notice that the royal guards have made this little restaurant a regular! With a cheerful atmosphere and amazing cakes, Pascal is a good place to stop for lunch or an afternoon dessert. Pascal Tollbugata, Henrik Ibsen’s Gate 36, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 55 00 20
In a cozy and lightly decorated venue, try the authentic Norwegian cuisine of Nilsen Spiseri. This restaurant is open all day long, so whether one is searching for a delightful breakfast to start the day, a hearty lunch to keep on trucking, or a relaxing dinner with friends and family, Nilsen has something to offer. There are several main dishes featuring fish and potatoes, which are of course favorites in this Nordic capital. Visitors can even satisfy a sweet tooth by sampling the restaurant’s traditional Norwegian waffle, a wafer that is flavored to the T. Nilsen Spiseri, Tollbugata 8A, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 41 27 20
Caribe Restaurant & Bar
Taste the Caribbean as if really visiting the archipelagos of the tropics at Caribe, where visitors get all the flavors of delightful dishes such as plantains, cassava, chivo guisado and carne guisado. The food comes in large portions that ensure everyone goes home full and happy. Enjoy a chic and small atmosphere that invites a fun and truly community experience. Visitors won’t miss out on their favorite football games here either, because Caribe is sure to stream sports live on the TVs located about the restaurant. Caribe Restaurant and Bar, Radhusgata 6, Oslo, Norway, +47 40 32 32 00
Highlighting the relationship between raw nature, natural produce and cultural history, Maaemo is a complete experience of inspiration and creativity. The food here is entirely styled after the seasons of nature, and the chefs spend quality time getting to know the farmers and producers of the materials used to create the tasty meals on the menu. Dining at this restaurant is about enjoyment, and notably the restaurant encourages visitors to take the entire night to stew in the amazing tastes and flavors going. With only eight tables it’s a good idea to book ahead! Maaemo, Schweigaardsgate 15b, Oslo, Norway
The grill is the heart of this restaurant. At Grilleriet, almost everything is cooked on a special indoor charcoal grill. The dishes here are a blend of contemporary and creative innovations on classic favorites. The menus rotate on a seasonal basis, and the produce employed is fresh in a way that combines deliciously in each dish. Chill at the bar in the middle of the restaurant or observe the chefs as they prepare artistic entrées for guests, all the while wallowing in some serious great barbecue flavours..
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